Read Aloud Worksheets

Read Aloud Worksheets

Reading aloud encourages students to practice their oral and pronunciation skills. It’s best for teachers to read the stories to the class just before and immediately after passing out the papers. Students can be paired or put in small groups to practice reading to each other. Volunteers can demonstrate their skills by reading in front of the class. Estimated lesson time: 20 minutes.

Speaking Exercises for Pair Practice

Anniversary Dinner – Mr. and Mrs. Wilson are celebrating their anniversary.

Apartments – Apartment buildings have many apartments. It is expensive to rent an apartment.

Apartment Hunting – Victor and his wife are looking to rent an apartment.

Birthday Cakes – Birthday cakes come in many flavors. They have candles on them.

Birthday Party Game – Here’s how to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

Bookstores – Bookstores sell books. The books are on bookshelves or in bookcases.

Bus Stop – Kathy starts a new job today, but her bus is late.

Carpets – Carpet is sold by the square foot or square yard.

Checking Account – Mr. Nguyen is withdrawing $50 from his checking account.

Christmas Cookies – Sugar cookies are popular in December.

Community College – Two year colleges are more affordable than universities.

Computer Skills – After ESL students learn English, they might want to take computer classes.

Driver’s Permit – Cathy’s mom is teaching her how to drive a car.

Football Fans – Football fans wear their favorite team’s T-shirts and caps.

Father’s Day Gifts – Gift suggestions for dad.

Flag Day – June 14 is Flag Day. People and businesses display the flag.

Gas Bill – Gas bills are usually higher during the winter.

Grocery Coupons – The Sunday newspaper has a many food coupons.

Healthy Breakfast – Mr. and Mrs. Jones are on a diet.

Holiday BBQ – Summer holidays are a great time to BBQ outside.

Homelessness – Should people give money to the homeless? Do you?

Irons – Irons have four or more temperature settings.

Job Interview – Dora goes on a job interview to be a secretary.

Kindergarten – Children start kindergarten when they are five years old.

Kitchen Sinks – Call a plumber if your kitchen sink is leaking.

Laptop Computers – Laptop computers are small and lightweight.

Laundry Detergent – Cesar put too much laundry soap in the washing machine.

Letter Writing – Everyone likes to get a letter from a relative or friend.

Memorial Day – The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.

Middle School – Middle school students are in the 5th to 9th grades.

New York City – NYC is the most populated city in the USA. It is located in New York.

Pushpins – Teachers use pushpins to hang up calendars, memos, and students’ work.

Setting a Table – Explains how to set a table with plates, silverware, glasses, and cups.

Scissors – Scissors are used to cut paper, cloth, hair, and ribbons.

Time Change – We turn our clocks forward in spring and back in fall.

Tooth Fairy – When children lose a tooth they put it under their pillows.

Trick or Treating – Children go trick-or-treating on Halloween. People give them candy.

Tree House – Tree houses are built in trees. They have only one room.

Tuxedos and Wedding Gowns – Couples wear special clothes during wedding ceremonies.

Veterinarians – Vets help sick animals get better.

Holiday Lessons

Holiday Lessons


Holiday lessons provide a fun and easy way for students to learn about our government and its history. Each holiday honors a person or event that had a lasting influence on our nation. Federal holidays like the Fourth of July are patriotic. Some holidays originated outside the United States but are enjoyed by Americans of all origins. The holiday material on this civics website includes: photo lessons, worksheets, crossword puzzles, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and more. Best wishes on all occasions and holidays, Christina Niven.


New Year’s Day – January 1

Inauguration Day – January 20 every fourth year – Next one is in 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – third Monday in January


Black History Month – Month of February

Groundhog Day – February 2

Super Bowl Sunday – February 3, 2013

Chinese New Year – February 10, 2013

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday – day before Ash Wednesday – Tuesday, February 12 in 2013

Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12

Valentine’s Day – February 14 Lesson on Flowers

Presidents Day – third Monday in February

Washington’s Birthday – February 22


National Women’s History Month – March

National Grammar Day – March 4

Daylight Savings Time – March 10, 2013 – Sunday at 2:00 AM

Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17

Spring – March 20, 2013

Easter – March 31, 2013 – Sunday between March 22 and April 25

Cesar Chavez Day – March 31 (States vary…)


Library Week – April 14-20, 2013

Earth Day – April 22

Administrative Assistants – April 24, 2013

Arbor Day – last Friday in April (States vary…)


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month – Month of May

Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday of the first full week of May

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

Mother’s Day – second Sunday in May

Armed Forces Day – third Saturday in May

Memorial Day – last Monday in May


Graduation – Months of May and June

Flag Day – June 14

Father’s Day – third Sunday of June

First Day of Summer – June 21, 2013

Summer – June 21, 2013

ESL Lessons for Summer School – Summer school starts in June or July.


Fourth of July – July 4th


Labor Day – September 2, 2013

Patriot Day – September 11

First Week of ESL Class – September

Autumn or Fall – September 22, 2013

Fall or Autumn, Lesson 2 – September 22, 2013


Columbus Day – October 12 or Second Monday in October

United Nations Day – October 24

Halloween – October 31


Daylight Savings Time Ends – November 3, 2013 – Sunday 2:00 AM

Election Day – Tuesday following the first Monday of November – November 5, 2013

Veterans Day – weekday closest to November 11 – Nov. 11, 2013

Hanukkah – Starts Wednesday, Nov.27, 2013 at sunset

Thanksgiving – fourth Thursday in November – November 28, 2013


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7

Winter – December 21, 2013

Christmas – December 25

Kwanzaa – December 26 to January 1

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About This Book

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth.

This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

“…Will hold readers from the first word to the last.” — Horn Book

About the Authors or Illustrators

Author of “Fever 1793.”